thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
(22oz bomber best by October ’10 thanks to Mora2000) espresso/ruby brown with thick fluffy dark tan head. Nose is chalky, anise, licorice, dark chocolate, fudge and a bit of umami. Taste of dry cocoa, dark dried fruit in the background, chalky, Belgian yeast, spicy finish. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma was quite sweet with honey, vanilla, and molasses leading.. light coffee roast accented. The flavor found sweet vanilla and molasses along with charred roast at the core.. prickly carbonation and sharper medicinal notes around.. not all that enjoyable. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. low overall carbonation.. sticky, sharp, odd finish.. this was just aiight. dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Thanks to the guys at the end of the bar who poured this for me. Pours black with a thin tan head. Toffee, roasted grain aroma. Taste is more of the same, roasted grain, some cara notes with hints of chocolate. DialSquare (5131) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bomber from Gail’s in Hickory, NC. Aroma is burnt dark malts. Taste is very bitter chocolate, chalky and smokey mineral vibe. Thinnish palate. Not my fav.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Very dark. Light brown head. Roasty aroma plus fig jam plus alcohol, maybe some cocoa. Sweeter and thinner than expected. Dry finish. Earthy. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Nose was coffee, roast, with some sweetness in the background and chocolate. Taste was roasted malts, and chocolate. The body was a little thin, but overall this was a good beer. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
bomber thanks to emacge... looks black at a glance, but in the light its dark brown, weak disappointing light tan head is gone right away, only a small watery ring... light nose, mostly light char, some chocolate as it warms... the taste is terrible, watery cigarette ash, yuck, nothing redeeming here at all, why? devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Pours from the bottle with an expected black color and a small but present fizzy tan head. The aroma is quite pleasant, with a light coffee and milk character at first that eventually opens up to include notes of dark cocoa powder as it warms. The flavor is likewise lighter at first, with characteristics of light milk chocolate and black coffee that give way to a nice, deep (almost burnt) roasted malt flavor. The abundant, prickly carbonation is distracting at first, but it mellows with time to a nice moderate level that melds well with the rich roasted flavors. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy tan head. Retention is average with a solid ring of lacing being left behind.
3.5 S: Roasted barley, coffee, and citrusy hops are the most prominent aromas. I’m not a big fan of black IPAs and this seems as much like one as a stout. There’s some caramel and chocolate underneath the main flavors, but the hops are too strong for my liking and the malts are too weak.
3.0 T: The taste is like the nose, but even hoppier. Orange citrus hops and a more than moderate bitterness make this a hop forward stout. There is a ton of coffee flavor in this though. After that there’s a solid roastiness, caramel, and a light burntness.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not really creamy.
3.5 D: This is a good pick for black IPA fans. For people like me that don’t like dark malts and hops, it’s best to stay away from.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-25-2011 01:47:32